Kopke is releasing a white port, which is a blend of very old and rare wines from the last century.

Kopke Very Old Dry White, which is cask-aged for at least 50 years, has intense aromas of spice, dried fruit, yellow stone fruits and delicate notes of citrus. It is slightly dry on the palate but with a rich and velvety mouthfeel. 

Carlos Alves, Sogevinus Fine Wines’ Port winemaker and master blender, said: “We are so fortunate here at Kopke to be custodians of these very old and rare wines and we feel we have a duty to safeguard this legacy for future generations. We also wanted to celebrate our history by creating this Very Old Dry White.

“Although delicate, this port is quite versatile and is the perfect match for either a fine almond tart, or an apple crumble, or even paired with a blue cheese, foie-gras, scallop gratin or prawn tempura.”

Kopke was founded in 1638 and today it is renowned for its old Colheitas and its unique collection of old white ports.

The new Kopke Very Old Dry White will retail for about £290 a bottle. It will be available soon in the UK via Hayward Bros.